Mental Health

Big Health Acquires Limbix to Address the Adolescent Mental Health Crisis

San Francisco-based digital therapeutics leader, Big Health, is taking on the growing youth mental health crisis by acquiring Limbix, a company specializing in evidence-based digital therapeutics for adolescents and young adults with depression symptoms. The move expands Big Health’s therapeutic portfolio, which previously focused on insomnia and anxiety treatments for adults. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the mental health crisis among young…

New Study by EXHALE Reveals Scarcity of Culturally-Responsive Self-Care Tools for Black Women

EXHALE, an emotional well-being app for Black Women and Women of Color, has released a new report highlighting the insufficient number of self-care resources specifically created for Black Women. “The State of Self-Care for Black Women” report offers insights into the stress, racial trauma, and enduring the stereotype of strength that impacts Black Women’s mental, emotional, and physical health. Surveying 1,005 Black…

Anise Health Raises $1.2M to Expand Culturally-Responsive Mental Health Care for People of Color

Anise Health, a digital mental health platform designed to provide culturally-responsive mental health care for people of color, has successfully closed a pre-seed funding round worth $1.2 million, led by Kicker Ventures. Other investors include Gold House Ventures, Allston Venture Fund, and a range of strategic angel investors. Anise Health was founded by Harvard grads Alice Zhang and Nisha Desai in 2022.…

Female-led Virtual Neurology Clinic Neura Health Adds $8M in Seed Funding

Virtual neurology clinic Neura Health has raised $8M in seed funding to expand its go-to-market approach and bring its neurology care offerings to the enterprise sector. The funding round was led by Koch Disruptive Technologies and Norwest Venture Partners, with participation from Pear VC, Next Play Ventures, Correlation Ventures, and Plug and Play Ventures. This latest financing round builds upon Neura’s $2.M…

Menopause Platform Gennev Partners with LifeStance to Expand Its Mental Health Offering

We last talked about menopause startup Gennev last October when menopause startup Gennev was acquired by Unified Women’s Health, a company that operated, affiliates, and invests in women’s health businesses. Now the company is back with some partnership news as it expands the scope of is platform. During perimenopause and menopause, women often experience emotional health challenges, including depression and anxiety. Recognizing…

Stella Secures $7M for Its Trauma-Focused Hybrid Mental Healthcare Solution

Stella, a company based in Chicago, IL, specializing in providing comprehensive treatment for post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, traumatic brain injury, and Long COVID, has secured $7M in funding from Sterling Partners. The funds will be used to advance the company’s mental health research and expand its locations across the US and overseas. Established in 2020 and under the leadership of CEO Philippe…

Tia Expands Mental Health Services Advancing Its “Whole Woman, Whole Life” Care Model

A few weeks ago Melinda French Gates’ Pivotal Ventures announced an investment into Tia, the US-based women’s health scale-up, which brought funding to an estimated $150M. At the time of the announcement Tia Founder & CEO Carolyn Witte also shared that while the company had to cut back on its growth plans due to the economic environment, it was expecting the launch…

TARA Mind, a Mental Health Startup Enabling Safe and Affordable Access to Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, Raises $3M in Pre-seed Funding

TARA Mind, a mental health company focused on providing safe and affordable access to psychedelic-assisted therapy, has secured $3 million in pre-seed funding from Red Cell Partners, an incubation firm that invests in technology-led companies that bring advancements to healthcare and national security. TARA Mind aims to address the systemic issues of accessibility and affordability in mental health care by building a…